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 Converse College

Converse College - Spartanburg, SC

580 E Main St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302-0006

General information:(864)596-9000
Website:
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Post-master's certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,296(699 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:11 to 1
Admissions
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $25,230 $26,138 $27,320 -4%
Out-of-state $25,230 $26,138 $27,320 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 -17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,760 $8,032 $8,554 -6%
Other $2,650 $2,650 $2,650 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,400 $5,550 $5,550 0%
Other $3,150 $3,150 $3,150 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,400 $5,460 $5,460 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $36,640 $37,820 $39,724 -5%
Off Campus $34,780 $35,838 $37,220 -5%
Off Campus with Family $31,630 $32,598 $33,980 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $36,640 $37,820 $39,724 -5%
Off Campus $34,780 $35,838 $37,220 -5%
Off Campus with Family $31,630 $32,598 $33,980 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $26,320
In-state fees $1,000
Out-of-state tuition $26,320
Out-of-state fees $1,000
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $13,240
In-state fee $20
Out-of-state tuition $13,240
Out-of-state fees $20
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 168 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 168 100% $3,482,282 $20,728
Federal grants 91 54% $420,141 $4,617
Pell grants 91 54% $352,016 $3,868
Other federal grants 76 45% $68,125 $896
State/local government grant or scholarships 117 70% $755,107 $6,454
Institutional grants or scholarships 168 100% $2,307,034 $13,732
Student loan aid 131 78% $1,083,861 $8,274
Federal student loans 123 73% $1,035,973 $8,423
Other student loans 8 5% $47,888 $5,986
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 639 89% $11,795,500 $18,459
Pell grants 320 44% $1,214,084 $3,794
Federal student loans 473 66% $4,266,696 $9,020

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,296
Undergraduate enrollment 699
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 18
Graduate enrollment 597
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,126 0 1,126
Percent admitted 53% 0% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 0% 0% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 160 82%
ACT 118 61%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 463 652
SAT Math 472 577
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 28
ACT English 18 29
ACT Math 17 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1912 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

01/31/2006 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1928 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

04/19/2007 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 1376
Motor vehicle theft 300
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 811
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.7%
Number in default10
Number in repayment268

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00343100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Post-master's certificate Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry1--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General12--
Category total13--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting4--
Business Administration and Management, General11--
Category total15--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1--
Category total1--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1-4
Curriculum and Instruction-1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10-28
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness1--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation2-3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities5-11
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented--4
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-107
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-019
Elementary Education and Teaching9-31
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--23
Music Teacher Education2-4
Reading Teacher Education-0-
Secondary Education and Teaching--36
Special Education and Teaching, General2-1
Category total3211171
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing2-0
English Language and Literature, General12-0
Category total14-0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0--
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature4--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Art Therapy/Therapist6--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other0--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-212
Music Therapy/Therapist0--
Category total6212
History Colleges
History, General8-5
Category total8-5
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General6--
Category total6--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Mathematics and Computer Science0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Category total1--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies2--
Category total2--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General4--
Category total4--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General16--
Category total16--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General1--
Political Science and Government, General5-0
Category total6-0
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Fine/Studio Arts, General10--
Interior Design9--
Keyboard Instruments0-1
Music History, Literature, and Theory1--
Music Management0--
Music Performance, General2-1
Music Theory and Composition0--
Music, General5-0
Music, Other0--
Voice and Opera0-2
Category total33-4
Grand total16113192